Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii
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An Old French verse rendering of the Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii, a Latin narrative on the adventures of an Irish knight named Owein who travels to St Patrick’s Purgatory (Station Island, Lough Derg) to atone for his sins and experiences visions of purgatory. The translation was undertaken by Marie de France towards the end of the 12th century. Aside from her prologue and epilogue, the text remains relatively faithful to its source text.
A Middle Welsh version of the Tractatus de Purgatorio sancti Patricii, a popular Latin text which offers an account of the afterlife through the vision of an Irish knight who has travelled to ‘St Patrick’s Purgatory’ (Station Island, Lough Derg).
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